Pattern: Licorice Magatama Beaded Round Kumihimo Braid

Pattern: Licorice Magatama Beaded Round Kumihimo Braid

Use our pattern information to create your very own beaded kumihimo braid - this project features black AB and crystal clear AB long magatama beads.


  • 140 x Opaque Rainbow Black Long Magatama Beads (approx 16g)
  • 140 x Crystal AB Long Magatama Beads (approx 16g)
  • 2 Glue-In Leather End Caps
  • 2 x 6mm Strong Jump Rings
  • 1 x 14mm Parrot Clasp
  • #9 White Nylon Beading Cord


  • Round Kumihimo Board
  • Thread Zapper
  • E-6000 glue
  • Big Hole Beading Needle
  • 8 Bobbins
  • Large Keyring


This project works with an 8 warp round braid and beads. We have used a mix of opaque rainbow black and crystal AB long magatama beads. Use the following pattern information and work with our beaded kumihimo project to recreate this project on your own!

  • opaque rainbow black long magatama beads on strands #32, #16, #1 and #17
  • crystal AB long magatama beads on strands #8, #24, #9 and #25
  • these beads are a little tricky - they are drilled on an angle. As such, you need to ensure that you thread the beads in the same direction. I found it easiest to thread "up" through the hole. Check you're on track by looking back at the line of beads, they should fall in line.
  • for a bracelet, we used 35 beads on each strand (this creates a 17.5cm beaded section - every extra bead added to a strand adds about 0.5cm to the beaded length - note that this creates quite a thick bracelet, so it does need to be longer than normal). Ends, rings and clasp will add about 3cm to the overall length
  • size #9 nylon cord works well with these beads, we used about 0.6m per strand (ie about 4.8m total)
  • size #9 nylon cord produces a 3mm "plain braid", fits well into 3mm glue in leather ends
  • see our beaded kumihimo project for basic instructions

© These free beading instructions may be used for personal use only [EX05855]

28th Mar 2019 Eureka! Beads

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